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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Named a “Top Workplace 2022”

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, October 5, 2022 - Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, was again named a “Top Workplace 2022” by Hearst Connecticut Media, ranking third among large companies in Western Connecticut for the second consecutive year.

Gaylord was also honored with the region’s “Top Workplace Training Award” for its commitment to providing ongoing formal employee training and educational opportunities.

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A CT teen suffered a life-altering emergency that left him motionless. Here’s how he’s making a ‘remarkable’ recovery.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Hartford Courant
By Pam McLoughlin

At 16 years old, Nathan Dong has learned that life can change in an instant.

Dong, a junior honors student at Southington High School, was in his parents’ bedroom on Nov. 23, 2021, playing a video game when a terrible headache came on and suddenly he couldn’t feel anything on his right side.

“I thought I was dying,” Dong said.

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Walking Speed and Fall Prevention

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Sept. 22, 2022
By Kaila Morin, PT, DPT, CBIS

Did you know that there are not only five … but six vital signs?       

Body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation are the most commonly known vital signs that can provide a good snapshot of a person’s overall health and status. Monitoring these indicators over time can identify subtle changes and irregularities that may be indicative of a more serious problem and may help inform future treatment plans. 

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New Residency Program is a Hidden Gem of Medicine

Friday, Sep 23, 2022

UConn Health
By Jennifer Walker
Sept. 22, 2022

The inaugural Residents of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are pioneers of the new program that began in July...

The first residents of the four-year program began their transitional internship year in internal medicine this past July at UConn Health and Hartford Hospital.  The PM&R rotations will begin at Hartford Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation and Gaylord Hospital in July 2023. 

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Nyberg: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare turns 120

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022

WTNH Channel 8
By Ann Nyberg

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is turning 120 this year.

It’s seen a lot in that time. At the turn of the century tuberculosis was a leading cause of death — with the disease claiming one life a day in New Haven.

Local doctors knew they needed a plan. They decided that a sanatorium wasn’t the solution, and so they gathered a diverse set of professions to create the New Haven County Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

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Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Announces $50,000 Grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, September 20, 2022 – Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system headquartered in Wallingford, announces that it has received a $50,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven - Anne Hope Bennett Fund and Ruth A. Meier Fund. The grant funding supports Gaylord’s ongoing project to renovate and upgrade patient rooms, nursing areas and technology. “We are grateful to the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for their generosity,” said Roslyn Gilhuly, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare associate vice president, development operations and campaign initiatives.  “The grant supports our multi-year renovation project to support outstanding outcomes for patients from Greater New Haven and beyond. Our patients are at...
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Cuno Foundation, Gaylord honor longtime community supporter

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

My Record
By Michael Gagne
September 01, 2022 

WALLINGFORD — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare officials and Cuno Foundation leaders on Wednesday celebrated the contributions of Kenneth W. Mango, a longtime member of the foundation’s distribution committee, with the renaming of a patient room in Mango’s honor. 

Mango, a Meriden attorney and partner of the Luby Olson PC law firm, served on the distribution committee for more than 35 years. 

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Water skiers enjoy adaptive clinic at Pachaug Pond

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

The Day
By Kimberly Drelich
August 20, 2022 

Griswold ― Jillian Harpin enjoyed water skiing Saturday morning in loops around Pachaug Pond.

Harpin, a Wethersfield resident who had a spinal cord injury about six years ago, used an adaptive water ski, which was about the size of a wake board and had a seat.

She said that since her injury, she’s become way more adventurous and experienced so many different types of sports that she never tried before. She said participating in adaptive sports allows her to keep challenging herself and meet other people who share a similar journey.


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Back on the tee boxes, adaptive golfers share their aim

Monday, Sep 12, 2022

Fox61 News
By  Jim Altman
Published: September 1, 2022

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — The shots might be going in all different directions, but, for the players, their aim is the same. For more than a dozen adaptive golfers, an end-of-summer tradition returned after a pandemic pause that lasted three years.

The Farms Country Club played host to the Ken Murphy Memorial Open which brings former patients from Gaylord Hospital and Gaylord’s Sports Association together on the tee boxes.

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Man's Health Takes Unexpected Turn After COVID, Finds Care in Connecticut

Monday, Sep 12, 2022

NBC Connecticut News
By Jolie Sherman 

"There were days where I thought I was going to be in that bed the rest of my life," said Lenny Lamarre.

The 55-year-old from Chicopee, Massachusetts, got COVID on May 26. Little did he know, he would have another uphill battle two weeks later.

"My legs started getting very weak. By that Thursday, I couldn't walk. My legs were totally paralyzed, and by Friday the paralysis started moving up my body," said Lamarre.

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